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THREE MINNESOTA TEENAGERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH KILLING A DEER WITH BAT
1. Please contact the attorney’s office prosecuting the case.
Urge that these three violent teenagers be tried as adults, that every
applicable felony charge (and additional misdemeanor charges) be levied, and
that maximum jail time and fines be sought. A diversionary program must NOT
be considered. In addition, there should be mandatory psychological
counseling, not just for these violent offenders, but for their families, as
well. And there must be a lifetime prohibition against harboring or working
with animals. Any animals in their homes should be removed and re-homed.
MacKenzie & Gustafson
326 South Minnesota Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082
2. Since this is an Associated Press story, send letters to your local
papers that run it.
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:24 PM
Subject: 3 Minnesota teens charged with killing deer with bat,
3 teens charged with killing deer with bat, screwdriver
MANKATO - Three teenagers are facing felony charges in Nicollet County
after they allegedly killed a deer with a baseball bat and a screwdriver,
then grilled up chunks of meat from the animal.
Authorities say the three high school students from the Twin Cities metro
area were staying at a family cabin on Swan Lake on March 19. Officers
responding to a complaint about a loud muffler found a pickup truck and one
of the teens covered in blood.
According to a criminal complaint, the teens told police they
accidentally hit the deer with the truck but didn't kill it. They said one
of them tried to choke the deer, but when that didn't work they beat it with
a bat and stabbed it with a screwdriver.
But a Department of Natural Resources investigator inspected the scene
and said there was no indication the deer was hit by a truck.
All three are facing felony charges of torturing an animal, as well as
misdemeanor drinking and wild game violations.
ASSOCIATED PRESS .
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